About Laurel Hardware
West Hollywood, CA 90046
We are a neighborhood restaurant bar with new american cuisine influenced by local flavors.
Contemporary American, American, Continental
Hours of Operation:
We will be closed on Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25.
Dinner: Monday thru Wednesday 6:00pm-11:30pm, Thursday thru Saturday 6:00pm-midnight, Sunday 6:00pm-11:00pm
Happy Hour offered Sunday - Friday 6:00pm-7:00pm, Saturday 3:00pm-6:00pm
Afternoon Menu (Happy Hour Only): Saturday 3:00pm-6:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 11:00am-3:30pm
Bar opens at 5pm Monday thru Friday, 3pm Saturday, 11am Sunday and closes everyday at 2am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer a 2am full liquor license and an array of great late night music with DJs on occasion spinning anything from classic rock to old school hip-hop, indie, euro electro, and new wave.
We can fulfill needs for multiple types of offsite parties.
There is street parking available but valet will probably be your best bet in this neighborhood.
Santa Monica and Crescent Heights
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Laurel Hardware Ratings and Reviews
Totally underwhelming. 1. Food is fin ...
- Food is fine, but nothing exceptional. Nothing made us say "wow".
- Prices are two-thirds higher than similar fare in the neighborhood. Appetizers are in the $15 range for an order of truffled fried or a bowl of roasted carrots. Desserts are $13. Entrees over $22. And portions for the mains are small. For example, Chicken Schnitzel, for a hefty $22, comes only with a small garnish of pickled cabbage. Add spaetzle or creamed potatoes and the value would have been more in the park.
- Service was friendly but incredibly slow. Especially the bar service. 15 minutes for a drink? And how does a place in which the bar is so central to the lay out and service run out of ice tea?
- Way too dark. On one occasion I did not even notice our waitress was standing at the end of our table.
- Way too loud. Have to shout to hear each other. The problem is that the communal tables are right across from the bar, which can get quite rowdy. Then all the people congregating around the bar start to bump into the tables, often without saying a word.
- Valet was a mess. He takes three spots. He doesn't mark them. We thought one of them was an available parking spot so we took it. Valet didn't say anything. 10 minutes later he told the maitre'd we were about to be towed. Why didn't he just stop us when we parked there? On the way out he said he could not get our car to start. When we got to the car we found he had not locked it, and we were able to start it immediately.
There are much better -- and price friendly -- options nearby.
Food is very over rated. The menu makes ...
Food is very over rated. The menu makes no sense
Sharing bites is fine but when the items aren't shareable like the tomato soup and grilled cheese. The grilled cheese should be small bites, versus a full size sandwich. How do you share that ?
Maybe we didn't look the part of the hip ...
Maybe we didn't look the part of the hipster and young creative crowd packed in, but service treated us very different from other tables. Things just dropped hard on the table, impatient, and unwilling to answer even the basic of questions. And this was the before the weirdness of a glass window shattering next to us. Perhaps my last visit. Why deal with completely lousy service and rudeness.
The server was beautiful but a little cu ...
The server was beautiful but a little curt. I felt rushed, and not very welcomed. How does she know who we are? Was it our first time there? We brought people from New York there because we heard it was great........
The drinks were fabulously delicious and generous, and the food was great!
Good place to go maybe sitting at the bar would be better.
There is nothing kitschy about this plac ...
There is nothing kitschy about this place, they're food is honest and their drinks are good! The bar and patio are gorgeous and the staff was friendly. We came in at 5pm before a show and caught happy hour. There was a good variety of items to enjoy.
I am definitely planning to return again for dinner. Thank you laurel hardware!
Birthday dinner for my daughter. Beautif ...
Birthday dinner for my daughter. Beautiful outdoor space. Service was friendly but slow. Food was expensive for portions. I ordered the Branzino and it was ordercooked/fried to the point most of it was chewy. The truffle fries and pork rib apps were delicious. Still overall a couple hits, mostly misses. Not enough variety with desserts. No chocolate option. Overall, the ambiance didn't overcome the food, value and service. Probably won't return.
This place was too loud. Next time I'll ...
This place was too loud. Next time I'll try to sit outside. Food was very good, especially the hanger steak and pork chop special.
The service was too good. We waited in the bar for 10 minutes. After we ordered, they brought out 7 courses in what seemed like 5 minutes. Too rushed.
We had a 9pm reservation. On arrival, w ...
We had a 9pm reservation. On arrival, we were told our table wasn't ready and to wait in the bar. It was 9:20pm before we were seated. This is a pet peeve of mine; if you have a reservation, the table should be ready when you arrive. I can understand a five minute wait, but a 20 minute wait is unacceptable.
The service was slow and inattentive. Much like getting the table, it felt like the wait staff thought they were doing you a favor to serve you.
The food is an odd collection of items with no real unifying theme. We ordered a salad, chicken wings, tuna tartare, a shrimp dish, and a grilled cheese sandwich. You might think the tuna tartare would come first - WRONG! The salad and the chicken wings came first, and the rest in the order that I listed them. This was a mistake, as the chicken wings overwhelm your palate and you have a hard time appreciating tuna tartare after that.
In general, the dishes were OK, nothing special. They generally follow the trend we have seen repeated and imitated in what passes for today's crop of "hip" restaurants: "small plates designed for sharing" that combine overly seasoned food, too many culinary influences, and no point of view.
As for the ambience, Laurel Hardware can't decide if it wants to be a nightclub or a restaurant. It's crowded, the tables are lounge style, the music is loud, and there are a lot of drunk people. Not my idea of a restaurant.
We went because we heard someone recommend it, but this place isn't worth a return visit. LA has much better options on offer.
I took my friend to Laurel Hardware for ...
I took my friend to Laurel Hardware for his birthday dinner when he visited from out of town. It is definitely a great place aesthetically, you hardly know what you're walking into when you get there. The outside looks like an actual hardware store, and once you walk past the hostess you are in a chic bar/lounge with low lights and a view of the back terrace with trees and tables. Really impressive for a guest. The service was great and the food was great too! I definitely recommend this place!
Delicious food in a comfortable yet inte ...
Delicious food in a comfortable yet interesting room. The Lollipop Sprouts were great, the Papardelle was deliciously savory, and the Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding was not to be missed. My server was exception ally helpful, courteous and prompt. It was a great dining experience.
After a not so warm and friendly hostess ...
After a not so warm and friendly hostess, and waiting almost an hour for a table that we had a reservation for, the manager came over and apologized to us for the delay. She got us some drinks, finally sat us, and made sure we were well taken care of by our server. The server was awesome! Very fun atmosphere. We ordered small plates to share, and the food was delicious!! So after a rocky start, we had a great time.
The brunch food was sad! The blueberry ...
The brunch food was sad! The blueberry pancakes were fine, fluffy but two of the pancakes were burnt on the bottom side! The grilled cheese sandwich wasn't GRILLED. Too much butter or probably enough IF the sandwich was actually grilled to a golden brown. The eggs were barely poached... almost raw on the edges. The waitress was pleasant. There was a large party having brunch too and therefore the whole meal took 1/2 hour to come to the table. We were offered a slice of bread and ONE croissant for our trouble. It was to be a special brunch to celebrate my daughter's new job. Disappointing!!
Dined here for a girls holiday dinner! W ...
Dined here for a girls holiday dinner! We shared several small plates and the food was incredibly tasty👍‼️ The inside of the restaurant is very cool & hip but a bit noisy so we were happy to be seated out in the back patio where we could enjoy all the ambiance of pretty white lights & coziness. We loved our whole dining experience...definitely recommend and will be back again‼️
Food and drinks were awesome - I haven't ...
Food and drinks were awesome - I haven't had anything here I did not like (even if the description seems a bit unique). Compliments to the chef for creative and well executed dishes coupled with very knowledgeable wait staff. We took Ryan's recommendations for the specials and dessert and he was spot on.
We love Laurel Hardware. It had been a ...
We love Laurel Hardware. It had been a while since we there last and this meal was great as well. I will say, however, that the food was not as universally outstanding. Don't get me wrong, it's amazing. But the chicken skewers were fair. And the hand-cut fries were unmemorable. Overall, I still love this place!
Great spot for drinks and ambiance, but ...
Great spot for drinks and ambiance, but don't get me wrong, the food is good, the price point is not. It's just way to inflated for what is placed on to the table. That's just part of WeHo dining I guess. I'll stick to just drinks next time and maybe a pizza.
The food was fantastic, the room is mode ...
The food was fantastic, the room is modern and well decorated rustic chic- and the cocktails were really good. My only complaint is that the drink order (1 beer,1 cocktail) took a full 15 minutes (clocked) to arrive and the delay was apparently due to a changing of the keg which explains the beer but not the cocktail as we were one of only 3 tables seated at 11:15am. The other thing is that my husbands meal arrived a full 10 minutes before mine so we had to share his so that we both could eat as opposed to him waiting while it got cold or him eating while I watched. He was pretty much finished his food by the time my meal arrived. Not good timing and no apology was given. The food was delicious though so I'd go back. The server gave us the minimum amount of service required.
The service was good, but waiting in an ...
The service was good, but waiting in an overcrowded bar for my table to become ready was a bit much. Too many people crowded around. The server was very nice and my food came out pretty quickly. This is not a place to go for a date, especially on the weekend. I think they need to cut back on how many people they allow to squeeze in at the bar so people eating can actually hear each other. I will try a week night and see how it goes.
Food was delicious; service was slow-but ...
Food was delicious; service was slow-but-courteous-and-knowledgable; room is loud; if you sit in the booth area, there is a hollow wooden platform that makes an annoying racket every time someone stomps by! Would not recommend sitting in that area as a deuce.
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